LACRP Social Inclusion Summit

Ministerial Session II: Empowering local communities and the grassroots economy: Innovative tools and new approaches

Oct 22, 2024 | 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Bogota, Colombia


Social and productive inclusion implies that all types of people, firms and places have access to economic opportunity and quality of life. In Latin America and the Caribbean, divides between urban and rural areas are particularly stark, while within large metropolitan areas inequalities are also high. The social and solidarity economy, rooted locally, can pioneer new business models, provide essential services, contribute to a fairer, green and digital transition, engage youth, and build communities. It can also be a vehicle to recognise and work more effectively with the grassroots economy, engage underserved places, help people on their path to employment and firm creation, and generate social innovations.

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